House Prices

Local property market looking up

More people are selling to upgrade and house prices are set to increase.

Property market shows growth in 2013

The property market ended on a high in 2013, showing an increase in house prices, bond sizes and bank approval rates.

House prices continue steady climb

According to the FNB second quarter house price review, house prices continued to increase in the second quarter of 2012.

The economic week ahead: Nowhere to hide

Last week's market carnage in the US and Europe spread to Asia this morning. Now the ball is in the central banks' court, writes Matt Quigley.

House price growth ‘highest in two years’

FNB says house prices in April showed the highest year-on-year growth since June 2010, but were still 12.6% lower than 2008 levels in real terms.

Dreary house price growth hits real estate agents

Another bad year for house price growth has given the real estate industry a tougher climate as commission earnings for agents decline.

House prices take strain in April

The year-on-year growth in residential house prices was constrained in April, according to the Absa House Price Index released on Monday.

Prices benefit from relaxed lending

Banks keep lowering their lending criteria and house prices keep going up.

House prices surge

A person now needs more than R1-million to buy an average home in South Africa.


Focus on FW de Klerk distracted attention from the troubling state of the nation

Some political analysts say President Cyril Ramaphosa is taking too long to mend the country, others says it is the ANC itself that must be fixed

Eastern Cape MEC orders graft investigation after two workers killed at troubled district municipality

The killing of two council workers at the Amathole district municipality appears to be linked to tender fraud and corruption

South Africans stuck in China are desperate to escape coronavirus ‘prison’

But the department of international relations and co-operation claims they are comfortable and taken care of 

Press Releases

Response to the report of the independent assessors

VUT welcomes the publishing of the report of the independent assessors to investigate concerns of poor governance, leadership, management, corruption and fraud at the university.

NWU student receives international award

Carol-Mari Schulz received the Bachelor of Health Sciences in Occupational Hygiene Top Achiever Award.

Academic programme resumes at all campuses

Lectures, practicals, seminars and tutorials will all resume today as per specific academic timetables.

Strategic social investments are a catalyst for social progress

Barloworld Mbewu enables beneficiaries to move away from dependence on grant funding

We all have a part to play to make South Africa work

Powering societal progress demands partnerships between all stakeholders

So you want to be a social entrepreneur?

Do the research first; it will save money and time later

Social entrepreneurship means business

Enterprises with a cause at their core might be exactly what our economy desperately needs

Looking inwards

Businesses are finding tangible ways to give back – but only because consumers demand it